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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013 Horror Reading Challenge

Hi, everyone! Time for a 2013 Reading Challenge!!

This challenge is being hosted by Midnyte Reader.

Here are the details copied Midnyte Reader's blog:
2013 Horror Reading Challenge

•This challenge will run from January 1, 2013 - December 31, 2013.
•Books must be read and reviewed in 2013.
•You can choose fiction or non-fiction.
•Audio books are fine.
•Short stories are fine as long as you leave a thoughtful review.
•Books can cross with other challenges.
•You can join at anytime during the year.  Any books you have read in 2013 can be added.
•Anyone can participate (not just book bloggers). If you don't have a blog: You can link to Goodreads, Amazon, Shelfari, etc. The easiest way may be to make a seperate shelf for this Challenge or a post. Links back to the Challenge are appreciated and will help others if they would like more information.
•If you are using Facebook for this challenge, please write a post (you can just use a few sentences) about the Challenge. Links back to the Challenge are appreciated and will help others if they would like more information. When you review a book or short story, please do not write a sentence or two. Please write a full review, even if it is just a few few paragraphs.
•Yes!  Prizes will be given!

Horror is described on the Bing Dictionary site as:
"...Literature grotesque and terrifying: describes a genre of motion picture or literature intended to thrill viewers or readers by provoking fear or revulsion through the portrayal of grotesque, violent, or supernatural events."

Horror can be subjective. The events of one experience may be horrific to one person and not to another.   But for the purposes of this Challenge let's be a little selective.  Think terror, dread, and fear.  I would really love this Challenge to be a meaningful exploration into the Horror genre.  Just because a vampire could be scary does not mean that every book that includes one is right for this challenge.  We don't necessarily have to go for the gore, but let's go for the throat and get our scare on!

If you are hard pressed to find some unique Horror books, check out Wag The Fox, Darkeva's Dark Delights (I call them the Horror Gurus) and the Horror Writers Association for recommendations.  You can also visit The Undead Rat.  Although the blog has not been active for a while there is still a lot of information to be found.  Also, check out this great list of YA Horror from Kelly at Stacked along with a few other Horror links.
If anyone has any suggestions for this challenge or would like to host a mini-challenge let me know!

•Write a post about this challenge with a link back to this post.
•If you want to make a list of books you wish to read you can, but it's not mandatory.
•Your list is not set in stone. You can change, add or subtract books
•Sign up on the designated Mr. Linky below.
•The page to link your reviews is HERE.
If you would like to join me in the challenge, click on the challenge badge at the beginning of this post.

I am aiming to read 10 horror books!

I will keep track of my progress below (here are some horror books on my TBR pile):
  1. Undead by Kirsty McKay (Undead, Book #1)
  2. Breed by Chase Novak
  3. Death Comes Home by Rhiannon Frater (In Darkness We Must Abide, Episode #1)
  4. The End Games by T. Michael Martin
  5. Another Little Piece by Kate Karyus Quinn
  6. Pretty When She Kills by Rhiannon Frater (Pretty When She Dies, Book #2)
  7. Ten by Gretchen McNeil
  8. Velveteen by Daniel Marks
  9. This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
  10. The Turning by Francine Prose
  11. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff
  12. Miss Peregrine's Home for Unusual Children by Ransom Riggs
  13. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
  14. Dracula by Bram Stoker
  15. The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty
  16. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
  17. The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
  18. The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman
  19. Hollowland by Amanda Hocking
  20. Fighting to Survive by Rhiannon Frater
  21. Siege by Rhiannon Frater
  22. Ghost Story by Peter Straub
  23. The Passage by Justin Cronin

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for joining. I answered your comment on my blog. A lot of people are putting Miss Peregrine's down...I never thought of it as a Horror read, but thinking back I think it definitely qualifies. I've read quite a few on your list. I want to read Ghost Story as well, but I want to read his books in order.


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